Grayshott Folk Club welcomes back: Christina Alden & Alex Patterson with The Shackleton Trio

Both of these sets of musicians have played for us before, individually and as a big band so we know to expect a real treat.

This will be a rare collaborative concert bringing together two of East Anglia’s finest folk exports; The Shackleton Trio and Christina Alden & Alex Patterson. Both acts have racked up tens of thousands of miles on the road, playing at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues and festivals, and achieved national airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music.

Expect two sets of collaborative music including brand new material as a five-piece, alongside re-imagined big band arrangements of the material of each act. Soaring five-part harmonies, driving fiddles, banjo, mandolin and guitar grooves blending together with a transatlantic session feel.

Christina Alden & Alex Patterson
‘A milestone for contemporary folk songwriting’  Bright Young Folk
‘bright, lively collection of songs that plays so sweetly it evokes the sensation of a summer folk festival’  The Guardian
‘Gorgeous harmonies and lush melodies’  BBC Countryfile

The Shackleton Trio
‘Beautiful songs’  Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2
‘Masterful’  Folk Radio UK
‘Spirited Storytelling, timeless tunes’  Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6

Tickets £15 available from:

Grayshott Post Office (in person only)
Des O'Byrne on: 01428 607096
By e-mail:
Or online from Ents 24

Grayshott Folk Club puts on musical performances from top Folk musicians who come from all over the UK and abroad. We also occasionally host Pop/Rock musicians too.